Elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Propaganda against Pakistan’s Armed Forces

By Sajjad Shaukat An anti-state article under the caption Wither ECP?, written by Farhatullah Babar, published in the Weekly Friday Times on June 28, 2019 left no stone unturned in maligning the Pakistan’s Armed Forces. Farhatullah Babar wrote: “On June 19, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued an unprecedented notification saying, Pakistan’s armed forces shall assist Election Commission of Pakis ...

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Kashmir: Refocus on the Martyrs’ Day

By Sajjad Shaukat Every year, Kashmir Martyrs’ Day (Youme Shudaha-e-Kashmir) is commemorated on July 13 in the memory of 21 Kashmiris who were martyred outside Srinagar Central Jail by the troops of Dogra Maharaja on July 13, 1931. This heinous incident took place on that day when people had gathered to witness the court proceedings against Abdul Qadeer who was charged for instigating Kashmiris to defy Dogr ...

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Wani’s Martyrdom Gave New Impetus to the Kashmir Movement

By Sajjad Shaukat The first death anniversary of Burhan Wani, Commander of Hizb ul Mujahideen was celebrated on July 8, 2017 and second anniversary on July 8, 2018. Since he was an iconic figure of the Kashmir freedom movement, hence, his anniversaries were observed on a large scale in the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir. Wide-spread protests were held in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). This year, Wa ...

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Overview of recent history of Sudan

By Asif Haroon Raja General spectrum Sudan had remained a colony of the British for 56 years after which it gained independence on January 1, 1956. Located in northeastern Africa, it shares border with Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Eritrea and Chad to the east, Central African Union to the southwest, and Chad to the west. Red Sea is in the southeast. After independence of South Sudan in 2011, ...

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Anti-Muslim Aftermath of Modi’s Election Victory

By Sajjad Shaukat Indian Prime Nerendar Modi’s extremist party BJP had got a land sliding triumph in the Indian elections 2014 on the basis of anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan slogans. Indian election-campaign against Islam, Muslims and Pakistan enabled BJP hardliner Modi to become Indian prime minister. Whereas, the Muslim community in India had felt alienated, frightened and perturbed, as most of them were a ...

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Sunnis and Shias: Two Irreconcilable Factions in Islam

By Saeed Qureshi The succession issue of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) after his demise in 632 A.D., is the most crucial and paramount irreconcilable dispute in Islam. The Muslims were exposed to the dilemma as to who would succeed Prophet Muhammad to lead the nascent Islamic fraternity or the nation. Primarily it was a tussle or conflict between the two powerful tribes namely Ommyads and Banu-Hashim. Their triba ...

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Strategic Contention Over Ports: Pakistan’s Gwadar Versus Iran’s Chabahar

By Sajjad Shaukat An analytical article, written by Vinay Kaura was published on the Indian news website “The Print.in”, Updated: 25 June, 2019. It contains subtitles “India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it-China and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against India”. In the analysis, Vinay Kaura wrot ...

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Morsi’s tragic end

By Asif Haroon Raja Egypt’s ancient history spread over 5000 years saw 30 ruling dynasties including the Pharaohs. Egypt has been ruled by despotic kings and authoritarian military rulers and has seen democracy only for one year under late Muhammad Morsi who has met a tragic end. Rule of Gamal Nasser The mercurial Col Gamal Abdul Nasser ended the monarchial rule of King Farouk and established a republic in ...

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